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Bridges Cottage

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St Marychurch, Devon Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "A cosy, cute cottage for two in a beautiful location."

    Cream tea was a lovely touch. Well thought out interior. A couple of minor things e.g. only one wine glass, we bought a couple and left there, I felt TV’s placed a bit high on walls for my comfort, could just be that I’m short!! Owner, Keith, was very helpful with suggestions on places to visit but there is so much beauty around you, you’re spoilt for choice. I would highly recommend visit to Cockington country park and village.

    High Maria thank you for your nice comments glad you had a great time sory I wasant aware of the broken glass am always on hand to help in any way to make your stay a happy one and have got extra just in case Thank you again kind regards keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria3.8Apr 2024

  • "Looked very nice on arrival noticed the sofa was very grubby and stained the mattress with brown stains soiled before protector was put on and very uncomfortable on one side it dipped."

    The bath was too small had issues trying to get in and out all in all not very happy with our stay I have also taken pictures of the bed etc

    Evening Gerard I’ve not been aware of these issues I no you were very happy and you were telling me of you teaching and working in the local area and on hand to make my guests feel they have a great time First the sofa is only 1 year old from Oakland furniture and we have our sofa professional cleaned and mattresses is only a year old and we do clean them to a high standard Through a company it’s the first time ive been informed that the. Mattress dipped to one side as there made very even I find this strange it is under gaurentee So if there’s a fault am sure they will change it if that’s the case i will look into this I no beds are an individual choice You made a point of the bath being small am left a little confused it’s a large p shape bath that fits inn it’s a 1600 which is the same as the one I have in my house A little unsure of the term small as I find this misleading in the comments All I can do is try to improve and be as good as I can to ensure you have a good experience but some things I carnt change like the size of the bath and I no the weather wasant great and you couldn’t do all the things you wanted all I can do is be the best I can to ensure you have the best time nearly all my guests have a great experience and have a great time in our lovely cottage am always on hand to help kind regards keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerard1.9Feb 2024

  • "Lovely short break in this beautiful cottage, in the lovely little village of St Marychurch."

    Lovely touch too from Keith, the owner, who provided cream teas and milk for us, on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Feb 2024

  • "Cottage was just as described."

    Veey clean,,comfortable bed,great location.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay and it was comfortable and clean."

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with all you could want, felt at home."

    Very good base for exploring the area, we used buses that saved us finding places to park and money exclant bus sevice. At the cottage we had our own parking space left car there all week.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

    The location was ideal, plenty of shops nearby. Easy access to bus stops for heading into Torquay and other popular places nearby. Cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed in the kitchen as well as a handy washing machine in the utility room. Lovely snug room with sofa and tv.(slightly high on the wall for size of room) Lovely modern bathroom with plenty of room.Great quality towels provided. Bedroom was big enough and provided storage for all our clothes including hanging space. Lovely comfy bed. Nice fresh clean carpet in several areas. However we did both notice coming down the stairs that there were several carpet grippers poking through on the upright part of a few stairs which we did both catch our heals on unfortunately but it’s something that can easily be resolved.A cosy little outdoor area with bistro set overlooking bigger garden next door with friendly neighbours. Had to be very careful with one of the seats tho as the metal is quite rusty and has started to break up leaving a sharp edge. We managed using a cushion to sit on but just thought it best to mention. Lovely gesture providing us with milk,scones,jam and clotted cream on arrival, they were delicious and we’re now addicted to clotted cream even now we’re back home

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Keith is a brilliant host and couldn’t do enough to accommodate us. The location is spot on within St Marychurch and has a real home from home feeling. Highly recommend it and will be returning shortly.

    Thanks David for the kind words am glad you had a great stay in our cottage and the lovely village of st Mary church kind regards keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Short break in this cute little cottage in the centre of St Marychurch where everything is on the doorstep."

    Lovely little town and very friendly. Perfect spot for walking the coast path. Babbacombe Downs a few minutes walk away, very pretty and fabulous sea views. Parking a short walk away which wasn’t a problem for us. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Martyn3.8Aug 2023

  • "So much more than we expected!"

    Such a beautiful, quirky little cottage where the owner has provided everything including oat milk & GF biscuits for our dietary requirements. The decoration throughout has been really well thought out & has been finished to a high spec. The finishing touches are perfect. They even provided a fleece to put over the settee (we had brought our own) for the dogs. The only thing I can think to improve this property would be a small corner shelf above the bed for my glasses to go on, and that's me being really picky & lazy! We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, excellent friendly and very helpful owner."

    Really helps to make the holiday

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was a lovely little cottage,and an ideal location."

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.1Jun 2023

  • "Rather small would help having a fan to circulate the air ."

    Due to the shape and size of the property sleeping arrangment a little difficult still it was a change of scenery. Area first class overall enjoyed the week.

    High paul yes thank you for the feed back and we have changed the sleeping arrangement of the bed which as made things much easier we have also provided a fan going forward the area and location is first class as you said we everything on your door step and a great location to explore Torbay and we try to make our guests feel special and enjoy your stay as we no how much the guests look forward to your stay kind regards keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul2.8Jun 2023

  • "Our stay at Bridges Cottage was quite nice."

    The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard, and there is everything that you could possibly need for your stay. The cottage is very well equipped and in the perfect location, with many beautiful surrounding town and villages. If you want a peaceful break , then this is definitely the place to stay. It is very dog friendly, both in the cottage and the town. Although we loved the Cottage itself, there were 4 major negatives for us. Having problems with my right shoulder because of a previous fracture to my collarbone,I found it quite difficult to get in and out of the bed. This is because of how the bed is situated, right up against the wall and window, with no gap to walk down. Also the shower/ bath, which i should say is really nice and looks amazing. We both found it difficult to get in and out of. It is an unusual shape and quite a deep bath. The off road parking is in a very tight space and under quite a large tree. Our car was covered with sticky sap like drops all over the car, which took me 4 hours to clean off our car when we got home. The car park space is quite a distance from the cottage, so dropping the luggage to and fro was quite tiring. Although the cottage itself is an excellent place to stay, clean and comfortable. We felt that there are too many negative points for us to go there again. This is a shame because it was in the perfect location for us to visit the many beautiful places devon has to offer. We would like to thank the owner for the lovely cream tea which was left for us on our arrival.

    High Stephen for your feed back am glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for bringing to my attention about the tree with the sap am now going to provide a cover for cars I found out that it lasts for a several weeks during the summer as for the dropping the luggage of you were more than welcome to drop off out side the cottage to unload then drive round to the parking bay will ask sykes to make that more clear going forward as for the parking distance will let people no it’s 50 meters from the cottage Due to the history of the building were were not allowed to make the bedroom size any larger due to the listed building control but keeps the charm of the cottage if I can be of any help in the future we do have other cottages within torbay kind regards keith and sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, and we would book again."

    the cottage was and compact and had all the things you need to make the stay comfortable.

    Reviewed by Edward William4.7Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely weeks holiday with our 2 dogs, it was a great base to ..."

    Thank you for a lovely weeks holiday with our 2 dogs, it was a great base to stay very central to visit all the surrounding areas which we enjoyed visiting, The cottage had all the home comforts and wasn’t short of anything, would definitely recommend and thank you for the very kind gesture of leaving welcome scones, clotted cream and jam, along with a doggy bag of biscuits for Tia and Jessie

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Apr 2023

  • "Great week in Bridges Cottage."

    Very comfortable and quiet location. Lots of walks nearby. Close to local shops.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great time the cottage was beautiful and clean."

    The owner Keith was very helpful. We would highly recommend this holiday cottage for its convenience to all the local businesses and restaurants.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Bridges cottage was comfortable, cosy, warm and spotless."

    Usual a dog friendly cottage has a slight smell of chemicals but this cottage did not and our small dog was relaxed from the moment we arrived. The location was excellent for grocery shopping and easy for walking. The area felt safe and the atmosphere was friendly.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed at Bridges cottage for four weeks while we were starting to look for what would become our new home."

    On the whole the experience was a good one in a very nice area of South Devon.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great to have a designated car parking space."

    Slightly difficult to find but that was our fault as we couldn’t meet the owner. Cottage is slightly dark but lighting is good I just felt guilty at putting it on. Lovely modern property inside and contains everything you need. Great position just off the town centre but minutes walk from the sea. I would definitely recommend it and if back in the area would stay again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    We had a really great time. The cottage was far better than we could ever have imagined. The welcome package was a very nice touch especially the cream tea. Only one thing, the outside lighting did not seem to work and as a result my wife fell up the concrete step on our last night. But never the less ut is a brilliant cottage a d we will be back for more

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, very well equipped and very clean."

    Informative welcome from Keith with lots of local knowledge.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2022

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Snug with sofa bed
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free roadside parking nearby
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.8 miles

The property

Situated in the picturesque village of St Marychurch near the Devonshire coastline, is Bridges Cottage, a one-bedroom romantic dwelling.

Lying close to the beautiful Babbacome Bay and within walking distance to some of Devon’s best attractions, the cottage welcomes two guests, perfect for a couple’s retreat.

Whilst some of the original features within Bridges Cottage have been preserved, the property has a contemporary feel, furnished with stunning slate flooring on the ground floor and an array of state-of-the-art appliances.

Enjoying an open-plan interior, you’ll arrive to a wall-mounted TV, a small kitchen boasting white fitted units and wooden worktops, and an inviting dining table, perfect to relax around, enjoy a meal for two, and plan your itinerary.

You’ll also locate a separate snug with a sofa bed to offer an alternative space to unwind.

Head outside to the rear patio to take in the Devonshire sunshine, a wonderful place for alfresco dining in warmer months.

Upstairs you’ll find a double bedroom, finished with plush bedding and ample storage space for you to store your personal items, which is serviced by a contemporary bathroom with both a bath and shower, ideal for a long soak or a quick refresh.

Devon’s St Marychurch is choc-a-bloc full of excellent cafés, award winning tearooms and restaurants, and let's not forget the traditional fishmongers shop in the precinct, a greengrocer, bakery, and butcher's shop, all part of the charm of this traditional part of Torquay!

Why not pop into the precinct or stroll along Babbacombe Downs where you will find the famous Victorian cliff railway.

The nearby town of Brixham has a delicious selection of the freshest fish and seafood which arrives daily at the thriving Fish Market.

On your travels you will also find Babbacombe Model Village, spanning over four acres of award-winning gardens, along with St Marychurch’s two historic church towers which dominate the Torquay skyline.

For the chance to explore the county and its heritage, why not visit Kents Cavern, one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe, one of Britain's best show caves and one of Devon’s most popular attractions; why not be guided by a professional tour?

Heading towards Torquay, Torre Abbey and Torquay Museum are recommended attractions for history buffs, whilst Manscombe Wood is a tranquil nature reserve, ideal to tour by foot.

Add Paignton as a stop off on your itinerary, where you can enjoy a secluded part of the shore at Fairy Cove, take in the coastline at Paignton Pier, or visit Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, hosting various events and feeding experiences.

Spend quality time in Devon with Bridges Cottage as your base.

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About the location


Babbacombe 0.7 miles; Torquay 2.4 miles; Paignton 4.5 miles.

Idyllically settled along the South Devon Coast, with easy access to the popular destinations of Torquay and Babbacombe Bay is the delightful suburb of St Marychurch. A wander through the suburb will find an excellent selection of eateries, including pubs, restaurants, and takeaways, as well as a bakery and ice cream parlour. There are also well-stocked shops for picking up any last-minute essentials and independent boutiques to peruse. Explore the delights of the Babbacombe village where you can delight at the miniature scenes and villagers on offer or check out the Babbacombe Cliff Railway where you can enjoy scenic rides from Oddicombe Beach, all the way up to the clifftops which promise stunning views. Be sure to make a stop at Bygones, a large, life-size Victorian shopping street which houses a 28-foot model railway, sweet shop and a World War I trench replica. Walkers will have found their haven with the fantastic South West Coast Path nearby, offering the chance to take in an abundance of beautiful scenery, including Hope’s Nose and Thatcher Rock.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas